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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Birds Storytime - March 11

Thanks to Indianhead Federated Library System for the use of the birds kit.

Welcome Song - we used some shakers, also borrowed from IFLS. Instead of placing our hands on different parts of our body, we shook the instruments near them.

Book: 5 Little Ducks by Raffi

Puppets: 3 Little Birds - I used the adorable and soft nest & bird puppet. The poem/fingerplay is my own creation.

Movement: I'm a Duck - we practiced the actions then sang the song a few times.

Book: Henny Penny by Jane Wattenberg

Movement: This is the Way. . . I turned it into a sort of "Workin On the Railroad" type of song.

Book: Shhh! We have a Plan by Chris Haughton

Poem: Birdseed by Brod Bagert

Goodbye Song & Bubbles

For playgroup, we made birds by spreading paint around with a fork. SUPER CUTE. I saw the idea here. They did the painting and google eyes here and I told them they could create more details at home, like a beak or feet or a nest.

I also set out some tile letters, the birds & next puppets, and the finger mitt for 5 Little Ducks.

Next Week: Barnyard Tales!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Black & White Storytime - March 4, 2015

I still have the sign-in board up. Children are completing the X, which helps them practice crossing the midline.
Good Morning Song

Book: Darkness Slipped In by Ella Burfoot

Song with egg shakers: Shaker Song by Debbie Doo Wop and Dynamite Dan

Book: Round Trip by Ann Jonas

Song: Scarves on Your Laps by Johnette Downing

Book: The Foggy, Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt

Book: Black Meets White by Justine Fontes

Goodbye songs & Bubbles

During Playgroup, I had puppets made up. These were simple animal figures (yay for dye cuts!) glued to a popsicle stick. I set up our projector screen for a shadow puppet show! Each child could take home 2 of the puppets to play with at home. (Please excuse my messy "office." We lack space and my stuff has to go somewhere for easy use.)

I also had various objects out for crayon rubbings. I set out the book The Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin for children to explore.

Next Week: Birds!